Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Lovely resort but it needs to have more restaurant options. The beach/pool restaurant was not open in the evenings and I felt that was a big mistake. Apparently, they are only open at night when resort is busy...The one restaurant gets old after a few days if the "French restaurant" is not your thing.This would mean you have one spot for all of your dinners and breakfasts. We stayed 4 nights and I was ready for a different dining option at night. My husband is not into totally French cuisine at crazy prices so we never visited the French spot.
This was our first visit to Taha'a but our second visit to French Polynesia. We traveled with our adult children and had 2 different types of rooms. We stayed in a Villa, Beachside with a private pool. The room was stunning - we were 20 feet from the water and could walk across the water to our daughter's room (they had an over water Villa). We had a one bedroom bungalow with a separate bath that had double vanities, indoor shower, outdoor tub and shower and a separate indoor toilet room. We also had a second room with a double/sofa bed, desk. The outdoor area included a private yard with a good size plunge pool, lounge chairs, covered eating area with table and chairs. Our daughters' had a beautiful over water villa with a king bed, and double/sofa bed. The bathroom had a beautiful tub, separate shower and double vanities with a separate toilet room. The staff is excellent, the grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The food is good and the restaurants had a special menu for vegetarians (our daughter is a vegetarian). Everything was very nice - my only comment is I feel there needs to be more choices for food - There is a lot of fish but all the food was excellent. Our travel agent (True Tahiti Vacations) suggested a stay here and I'm so happy she did. We started in Moorea for 3 nights and then came to Taha'a then on to Bora Bora. This resort is truly a magical place. It is remote and perfect for honeymooners!
The chef treated us to newly arrived New Zealand oysters. Im an oyster snob. These were wonderful. And the next day he sliced tuna while we watched his artful sushi creation with 2 types of ginger and wasabi, even a touch of special saki. Heaven🤗
Gorgeous water bungalows with amazing views. Beautiful nature. Excellent staff (special thanks to Hoani at the front desk to showing us star constellations in the Southern Hemisphere). One suggestion re: snorkeling: Drift snorkeling in the coral garden is underwhelming. As current is very fast, there is no time to “hover” and observe fish and surroundings. Therefore, ask for fish food at the front desk and snorkel at the end of the drift zone (closer to the hotel). Hundreds of fish will come to you, once you start putting food in the water. Or find bio-rocks and snorkel next to them.
after one week on aranui 5 in Maldives Is. and Papeete and BOra bora , we end up in this resort the beach villa are very good , close to sea = 10 meter away from sea , nobody can see you ( at least in the two closest to main pool ) , have, three rooms, plus large bathroom ,plus outside shower with bathtub , + a nice enclose private garden and a nice tiny pool and 3 set of clim ( which in fact you dont need .. ) furniture is - for once !!! - different from the standard one encountr in most resort ... ) the pilotis bedroom are most like every where ......standard on 2 pier one is far from restaurant , pool , and activities ..... NO bicycles there ....... no electric car ....... the up- stair restaurant ( with - may be- the only resort in Polynesia having a lift ) has fantastic food , with great service the buffet is only in the up stair restaurant (( outside or inside ) with very large choice , and they accomodate your special needs their is another restaurant next to the pool , for lunch and diner , with good friendly service ( more local ...... !!!! ) but very good , and fresh the customers this week was 95% european, one australians , NO americains ....... which create a better atmosphere they say they try to got after european customer ......... which is different from BOra bora which go after most only americans clientele ........ and create a "different" atmosphere. l dont go to french polynesia for them, , if so = l go to fidji , hawai ...... mostly same beach same colors , same water ........ but with their way of life ...... the employee (all ) greet you - always - in french , or tahitian NOT in americain, they have a real sincere smile , not the cheese type smile thats also make a difference they all , go out of their ways to be kind even try to guess your wishes or need this is first class the beach "boys" go out of their way to accomodate you , ex : long chair , if none available around the pool or in the beach next to the pool, they go and find you a pair of long chair ....... they go with you into their corail gardens ( provide mask/tuba , T shirt , even plastic shoes ( Mandatory = for your feet .... ) which is as of late august 2017 still not in a good shape ( as others comments hav already say ......... ) not much to see by the way the islands let 30 foot twin engine boat go inside the gardens !! with props running, anchoring on beach next by, on the other island....... which is along the gardens also charter boat anchor 300' feet away go in one or 2 small !! tender , and come by group of 20 personns and walk very fast in the path or outside it........ their guide who leads the group dont look behind him....... we saw that 3 times in 4 fours days ...... their spas is average ........ with at least 2 french speaking masseuses ... the real minus - but after you forget it- is their tender who pick you up at the airport raiatea ( compare to the perfect luxuous one which do the private shuttle from bora bora aiport to hotel ) is old vibrating , noisy , inconfortable , and as they have to close - most of the trip - all (thin) plastic window , very warm inside for 40/45 minutes ........ they have an employe shuttle 6/7 times a days - 10/12' trip- to next island which you can take free to visit..... not much to see , but be curious ...... any way our best resort out of 5 - we did - .. in polynesia ) very different atmosphere the POLYNESIAN style WHICH WE EXPECT not the cold , uniform international look alike type of resort you see more and more often, with the same furniture world-while ....... hope it will stay like that for a long time and hope they can fill up their rooms with the same clientele !!!!! best luck for them
This is a real 5 Star hotel. Top of tops. Starting with the airport pick-up (a small boat picks up the guests at the neighboring airport of Raiatea and your stay at the hotel starts with this lagoon trip. At the hotel's dock you are greeted with a flower necklace (men) and a garland of flowers (women) worn on the head. Check in is accompanied by a refreshing fruit juice and a personal greeting by the manager. We had an overwater bungalow which was amazing. Quite, secluded, facing west on the south side of the resort. The sunset views were magnificent. We were welcomed at our bungalow with champagne resting on ice. Nespresso coffe machine in the room is one of the nice touches. The meals are great and not included in the room rate. My gluten free needs were cared for and I had GF bread for my meals. We ate at both the main restaurant on the 2nd floor of the main building and the poolside (La Plage restaurant) one. The latter offered a native show with local dances and music. Superb. We received some vainilla beans as a souvenir upon departure and also, a Transit Room (we checked out at 11AM and our luggage was moved to a room on the island, with a shower, toilet and bed, we used the premises until our departure at 4 PM, showered and freshened up in this transit room. Great, for a comfortable departure. The staff was great, friendly, and the meals awesome. The cost is extravagant but it was money well spent. I will return! The beaches are great, with many places to rest under the trees on deck-charis and a beach hammock. We used the kayaks, rowed in the lagoon, and snorkel too. The fish under our bungalow were a sight in themselves. My only objection is the breakfast coffee, far too strong for me.
Le Taha'a......blew our minds. It was absolutely perfect. It was such a romantic experience in the over water bungalow. This resort was quaint, gorgeous and so special. The spa was awesome, the restaurant fantastic and tasty and the service beyond great. Personally, I liked this resort better than the one we stayed at in Bora Bora. It was much smaller and intimate. I cried when I walked in the bungalow - it was everything I dreamed of.
Attention to detail, impeccable service, incredible food! This resort is incredible, and incredible way to spend our 20th anniversary. The pictures on their website are a true depiction of the resort and surroundings. Very remote and a only 30 units so a small guest list. We loved the remoteness and exclusivity as we were looking to getaway from it all. Enjoyed paddleboarding and snorkeling. The coral gardens were gorgoeus but a little stressful to snorkel as many parts were quite shallow and the current swift. The in room nespresso machine was a treat and much better than the other coffee we were served in other areas of FP. The food was exquisite. The morning breakfast buffet was extensive and omlettes and crepes qere made to order. The baked goods were divine. The staff were incredibly trained and respectful of guests. Great etitique and thoughful eye contact and pleasant greeting every time. We enjoyed a milky way dinner on our private balcony. Was an expensive but awesome experience. There were longer than typical gaps between the courses giving us time to enjoy our wine and visit under the stars. I appreciated the cultural details - a flower crown was placed on my head when we arrived, a Tahitian legend story card left on our bed each night with turndown service, and a shell lei and vanilla bean parting gift. We stayed 4 nights and then over to a resort on Bora Bora for 5 more nights. One more night at Le Taha'a would have been ideal. A dream vacation that was worth the wait. Far exceeded my expectations.
This was our third trip to the South Pacific. Had done Bora Bora and Cook Islands. This was our first time to an island with a single resort. So I was a bit apprehensive about having enough variety of places to eat and excursions to take and place to go. But all of that apprehension was completely unfounded. This trip could not have been better. We stayed in an overwater bungalowffor 5 nights.. It had a Tahaa view, which I would recommend. The sunset view room have a far less interesting view. The bungalow as great. We also had a large patio and slept under the stars multiple nights in the chaise loungers. You could swim off the bungalow, but there was really no snorkeling to do there. This was completely made up for, however, by what I would call the "coral alley" on the other side of the resort (about a 3-5 minute walk). Here, you would walk from the island the resort is on, across an inlet of water to an smaller island, walk 5 minutes in your snorkel shoes and then get in the water and literally float down the "coral alley". It was awesome. The water from the ocean would flow back toward the resort, so you just walk into the "alley, lie flat and float. The current carries you. You use your arms to maneuver around the coral which is easy and see tons of fish on the way. And it's quite shallow, so you can put your feet down, stop and regroup if necessary, and then lie back down in water and continue on your way. You float till your back near the resort where you walked across to the smaller island. This was truly one of the best snorkeling experiences I've had, and it's right at the resort. We did it mulitiple days. We also did excursions. We did the "swim with the rays, and sharks and snorkel". It's a good excursion, particularly if you have never swan with rays or sharks. The snorkel was not as good as at the resort, but then we had a "fruit and beer picnic" at an island which was tons of fun. People from all over the world on the excursion, so we met a lot of nice people. Definitely worth the trip. We also did the excursion to Tahaa. The resort itsel is not on Tahaa. There are no resorts on this island, which is actually quite large. The was to be a group excursion, but this day there was only my gal and I. The guide as great, making instruments and baskets from trees, creating a fruit picnic for us, stopping at a vanilla bean nursery and a pearl farm, and just having a good time. Again, totally worth the few hours. As for the food at the resort, I'd give it an A, with one exception. Breakfast were of the normal variety, but very good, and included. Lunch poolside was exceptional. Far better than most poolside food. Dinner was in the main restaurant where breakfast was served, but again very good. We did room service one night, and a poolside BBQ one night to break things up. The only bad experience we had was at the fancy restaurant. But I will not go into details as the resort, with incredible grace and professionalism addressed our concern about the meal. The class with which this was dealt is one of the reasons I'd highly recommend Le Tahaa. Also, we did a 50 minute massage which was heavenly. The staff was great, particularly the concierges who were amazing, and the resort itself was immaculately kept. In closing, the ocean at Le Tahaa is South Pacific ocean - stunning! Truly, nothing could have been better. While Bora Bora or Moorea may be your first French Polynesia stop because of their reputation, and the Cook Island have beauty beyond description, Le Tahaa Resort, based upon my experience there, will not disappoint, and instead, will likely exceed your expectations.
We stayed 3 nights. It was the best hotel we've ever stayed in. The staff were so genial and accommodating, and the included breakfast was the best I've ever seen--cooked to order eggs or crepes, every imaginable breakfast meat, fruit, bread plus 10 pastries. And take out boxes were offered! We opened the doors and turned off the AC. The deck had covered table and benches, and a privacy fence with lockable gate. As the sun passed, part of it was shady all during the day. The coral garden where one can drift snorkel is nearby. There is a pool, kayaks, mask/snorkels available for guests. There is transportation by boat from and to the Raiatea Airport. It costs about $100, but is a 30 minute ride. Look for specials on relaischateaux.com. (Stay 2 or 3 get one free, stay 5 get 2 nights free). It was our big splurge and it beat Le Meridien Bora Bora by far. I will return.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Motu Tau Tau, Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa is 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from Hurepiti Bay and 9.3 mi (14.9 km) from Ha'amene Bay. This 57-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. On the waterfront, the resort is also within a 30-minute drive of Fa'a'aha Bay.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including Le Vanille, which has ocean views. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
The 57 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect to find TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Sofa beds, minibars, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.
Guests of Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for XPF 6288 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, a spa tub, and an outdoor tennis court.
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88% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1458 reviews